Dozens of people helicoptered off Sanibel Island after rescue by Miami-Dade team

Hurricane Residents stranded on Sanibel Island by Hurricane Ian flew to the mainland by U.S. Army helicopters after Miami-Dade County rescuers reac...

September 30, 2022
6:25 PM

Hurricane Residents stranded on Sanibel Island by Hurricane Ian flew to the mainland by U.S. Army helicopters after Miami-Dade County rescuers reached them, according to footage released by the agency. Footage provided by Miami-Dade's Fire Rescue department show one firefighter on Thursday carrying a woman in their arms to a an all-terrain vehicle in Sanibel, which then shuttled the person to the waiting Army helicopter. 'Fortunately we were able to find a suitable landing zone, and we started to evacuate people,' Miami-Dade Lt.

Douglas Hanks